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Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Philip Waller

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Charles Dickens died in 1870, the same year in which universal elementary education was introduced. During the following generation a mass reading public emerged, and with it the term ‘best-seller’ ... More


Biographia Literaria

James Treadwell

in Autobiographical Writing and British Literature 1783-1834

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262977
eISBN:
9780191718724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262977.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter presents a reading of Coleridge's 1817 ‘literary life’. The focus is on the text's difficult struggles with the idea of self-representation in writing. Autobiography is central to the ... More


Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life

Oren Izenberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144832
eISBN:
9781400836529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144832.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a new way to understand the divisions that organize twentieth-century poetry. It argues that the most important conflict is not between styles or aesthetic politics, but between ... More


Intimate Archives: The Preservation of Partnership

Melanie Micir

in The Passion Projects: Modernist Women, Intimate Archives, Unfinished Lives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691193113
eISBN:
9780691194271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193113.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter demonstrates that some intimate biographical acts are designed as archival projects to be mined later. It suggests that compilers of intimate archives, such as Radclyffe Hall, his ... More


Literary Portraits: Mentors, Protégés, and Eccentrics

Marvin Marcus

in Reflections in a Glass Door: Memory and Melancholy in the Personal Writings of Natsume Soseki

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833060
eISBN:
9780824871352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833060.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter turns to Sōseki's many literary affiliations, in order to provide a corrective to the “isolate” persona, with its intimations of misanthropy and self-obsession. Selected shōhin episodes ... More


Taking Manhattan

Wayne Franklin

in James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108057
eISBN:
9780300135008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108057.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines James Fenimore Cooper's literary career in New York City. It discusses his founding of the Bread and Cheese Club, or the “Lunch,” an all-male soiree of expansive membership, in ... More


Elopement

Richard Bolster

in Marie d`Agoult: The Rebel Countess

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300082463
eISBN:
9780300137682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300082463.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on Marie d'Agoult's relationship with composer Franz Liszt. It discusses Marie's growing discontent with her relationship with her husband, her decision to open a leading salon ... More


Capital of Culture

Rohan McWilliam

in London's West End: Creating the Pleasure District, 1800-1914

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198823414
eISBN:
9780191862120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823414.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the West End as a place for the formation of cultural and intellectual capital. This dimension to the West End was associated with the construction of high art and culture. The ... More


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